Where? Derby Arena Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB
The vast Arena has again been transformed into a glittering and magical theatre.
When? 8th Dec - 5th Jan 2019
Duration: 2 hrs 40 mins (including interval)
Parking: £3 in Arena car park
Cost: Prices from £14.75 concessions, group, school and family tickets available.
Extras: Ice creams, full bar service (you can take drinks in with you to the performance too)
The villagers of Dappy Darley on the Derwent are under threat from a ginormous giant! Poor young Jack has his head in the clouds, but when he sells his beloved cow Pat for just a handful of beans he begins a huge adventure which takes him to new heights.
Once again Derby Arena has been transformed into a magical theatre space, with a star cast, spectacular pyrotechnics and amazing special effects. Bringing together sensational sets and costumes, hilarious comedy, fabulous music and dazzling dance routines, as well as the audience participation that makes pantomime magical.
Lots for Tots Derby was invited to see Derby Live's Christmas Production of Jack & The Beanstalk, last Tuesday. My Daughter (6) was very excited to go as she remembered last year’s performance of Beauty and the Beast and recognised the Panto Dame (Morgan Brind) from the flyer I had given her and couldn’t wait to see her again.
My husband, who isn’t a fan of going to the theatre, said that he enjoyed the performance as there were lots of jokes in there for everyone to enjoy and the special effects, set and costumes were very impressive – especially the GIANT!
All seats have a great view. This time we were seated on the floor near the front, last year we were on the tiers at the back. Both times the children were captivated!
Last year’s Arena Panto won numerous awards and headlined as the most successful yet with more than 13,000 children seeing it. This year I think they will better that - it is a show that deserves to become Derby families and friends annual pilgrimage - a festive treat to experience together to get set for Christmas!
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Images Credit: Robert Day